Southern Company Accountant, Sr. in Naperville, Illinois

Accountant, Sr.


Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company Gas (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.1 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit .

The purpose of this position is to perform certain monthly close and financial reporting activities for Nicor Gas Plant Accounting. Responsibilities include preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, management reporting, regulatory reporting, and various ad hoc projects as needed.


Functional Expertise:

  • Support monthly closing process, including preparing journal entries and account reconciliations.

  • Perform monthly and quarterly SOX controls.

  • Prepare data for internal and external auditors

  • Prepare various regulatory reports

  • Review capital projects for closure and assets for retirement

Business Acumen:

  • Calculates, reviews, and analyzes financial information relating to specialty area (e.g., plant accounting); explains variances; uses professional judgment and expertise to perform complex estimates and calculations.

  • Prepare various ad-hoc requests as requested by management

  • Demonstrates knowledge of business and industry

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize.

Engagement :

  • Establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with internal customers

Driving Results:

  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting

  • Ensure compliance with internal controls and make recommendations regarding needed changes and efficiency improvements.


Education, Certifications/Licenses:

Required :

  • BA/BS in accounting, or business with emphasis in accounting

  • 5 years accounting experience in the energy industry


Related Work Experience :

Preferred :

  • Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

Required :

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Strong accounting, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills

  • Self-starter, self-directed with ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred :

  • Professionalism

  • Initiative

  • Change Management

  • Striving for Excellence

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Dynamic, fast-paced, demanding environment

  • Ability to work extended hours

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at at Internet Files/Content.Outlook/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Content.Outlook/7M52A264/ .

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

Req ID: GAS2000070